Computer history - 1700's

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope
Year Event
1703 Robert Hooke passes away March 3, 1703 (Age: 67)
1706 Benjamin Franklin is born January 17, 1706.
1714 The first writing device (similar to a typewriter) to be patented is patented by Henry Mill in London England.
1721 Pierre Jaquet-Droz is born in 1721.
1724 Gabriel Fahrenheit proposes the Fahrenheit standard.
1725 In Lyon, France, Basile Bouchon invented a loom in 1725 that used a perforated paper tape roll that was later upgraded in 1728 by his assistant Jean-Baptiste Falcon to use punch cards. Although this loom predates the Jacquard Loom it was not fully automated.
1726 Isaac Newton passes away March 20, 1726 (Age: 84)
1732 Richard Arkwright is born December 23, 1732.
1736 Johann Bishcoff is born February 20, 1736.
1739 Philipp Hahn is born November 25, 1739.
1743 Samuel Hopkins is born December 9, 1743.
1745 Alessandro Volta is born February 18, 1745.
1752 On June 10, 1752 Benjamin Franklin flies a kite that collects a charge after being struck by lightning.
1752 Joseph Jacquard is born July 7, 1752.
1753 Charles Stanhope is born August 3, 1753.
1765 Jacob Auch is born February 22, 1765.
1765 Joseph NiƩpce is born March 7, 1765.
1768 Jean Fourier is born March 21, 1768.
1774 The first telegraph is built.
1777 Thomas Fowler is born in 1977.
1777 Johann Gauss is born April 30, 1777.
1779 Joseph Clement is born June 13, 1779.
1783 William Sturgeon is born May 22, 1783.
1785 Charles Thomas is born May 5, 1785.
1785 Georg Scheutz is born September 23, 1785.
1787 Semen Korsakov is born January 14, 1787.
1789 Georg Ohm is born March 16, 1789.
1790 Benjamin Franklin passes away April 17, 1790 (Age: 83)
1790 Philipp Hahn passes away May 2, 1790 (Age: 51)
1790 Samuel Hopkins receives the first United States patent July 31, 1790.
1791 Samuel Morse is born April 27, 1791.
1791 Michael Faraday is born September 22, 1791.
1791 Charles Babbage is born December 26, 1791.
1792 Claude Chappe invents a semaphore line, a method of communicating over long distances.
1792 Richard Arkwright passes away August 3, 1792 (Age: 59)
1797 Joseph Henry is born May 17, 1797.

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